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In a chilling revelation, court proceedings have unveiled shocking details surrounding the tragic murder of Skeem Saam actress Amanda Manku’s mother and grandmother.

The court discovered that Amanda Manku’s mother had previously obtained a protection order against her accused husband, William Manku, shedding light on his involvement in the heinous crimes.

Arrest and Charges Unveiled

On Tuesday, 23 January, 53-year-old William Manku, Amanda’s father, appeared at the Magatle Magistrates Court alongside his lover, Nonhlanhla Ngubo (42), and co-accused David Khoza.

A collaborative effort by the Limpopo murder and robbery unit, the provincial tracking team, and the Benoni flying squad led to the arrest of the suspects. The arrests followed the tragic shooting of Amanda Manku’s 70-year-old grandmother and her 45-year-old mother while fetching water at a local tap on 4 May 2021.

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Amanda Manku’s father-Image Source@zoomsouthafrica

The suspects filed a bail application, but the court postponed the proceedings to 30 January. The charges they face include conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with aggravated circumstances, attempted murder, two counts of murder, and defeating the ends of justice.

Shocking Revelations in Court: Amanda Manku’s Mother’s Protection Order

During the proceedings, an anonymous police officer from the Provincial Detective murder and robbery unit in Polokwane testified. The officer revealed that a protection order had been issued against William by Amanda’s mother in 2020.

Concerns were raised about William potentially interfering with witnesses if released on bail, pointing to his presence at the crime scene on the day of the murder. Notably, the whereabouts of the two men involved in the case remain unknown.

Details of the Tragic Events Unfold

Detailing the events leading to the murder, the officer recounted that, on the fateful day, two men approached the victims’ house under the pretext of fixing a wheelbarrow. At that time, the two deceased, accompanied by a child, had gone to fetch water. The men were instructed to return the following day.

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William Manku allegedly played a role in convincing his wife and mother-in-law to return home due to the late hour, unknowingly leading them to a fatal encounter with the two mysterious men.

Concerns about William Manku potentially interfering with witnesses were reiterated, emphasizing his presence at the crime scene on the day of the murder. The two men involved in the case have yet to be located.

Docket Disappearance Plot: Startling Rumors Emerge

In bizarre events, the police officer also disclosed rumours about a plot to make the case docket disappear. A colleague was promised one million rand to steal the docket from the office. The officer, maintaining discretion, refrained from disclosing the identity of the colleague involved.

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